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There's no nighttime here,
not really,
                no scrap of honest darkness.
Just the garish lights and forsaken spaces 
                                                            vacant of cars and people 
                                                                                                and all their daytime amenities.
How is a man to find his way through all this light?

It isn't right, this open kind of darkness,
but some things cannot be unwound,
                      cannot be un-forseen,
                      cannot be undone,
                      cannot be forsaken by that which is not there
by the people who no longer are in the space
                                                                   afraid of the dark.

It is useless to scream interjections
to shout into the void
that which you think you feel
                            but are not sure that you feel 
                                                    but something in the feeling of it is right:
this indignation, this wrong-ness.

There is something to it you cannot place
                                                                but are sure of 
only in its ephemerality is it solid
only by knowing you cannot feel it can it be felt.

How have we come to this?
Pick up a stone and shatter a light.
Find that darkness which cannot be broken
but is...
       ...is broken by...

US

And now is the realization,
                                    winding back,
that I am culpable,
                            guilty,
                                        un-innocent.
Set down the stone, children,
                                        set it down and walk away.
Remember the darkness from which you came
                                 to which you can never return
not because of any conquerable impossibility,
but because it is no longer there.

There cannot be more than this,
         cannot be more than us,
but that belief makes itself untrue.
                                                    There is power in denial.
There is a special providence
                                        to that which we deny
                                        to that which we preemptively unmake.
It is power beyond admission, 
and it will rule us.

My wanderings come to an end.
I fall into bed
                    towards sleep
                    towards that darkness to which
                                                                I cannot return
towards everything of my own making.
Truly, my own.
That which is a part of me,
                                     but will be forgotten come morning.

Good night, children, good night.
With great respect and/or deep apologies to Charles Olson.
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